Course Leaders

Beth Boudreau
Dr. Beth Boudreau
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
Beth Boudreau obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine and a DVM degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed residency training in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis, and became an ACVIM Diplomate in Neurology in 2014. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has special interests in neuro-oncology and neuro-immunology; her current research includes molecular characterization of and clinical trials of novel therapies for primary canine brain tumors.


Etienne Cote
Dr. Etienne Cote
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology, SAIM), FACC
University of Prince Edward Island
Dr. Côté is a Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College/Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. His interests include feline cardiology, the intersection between human and veterinary medicine, and interpersonal communication in the clinical setting. He is coeditor of two textbooks: Clinical Veterinary Advisor textbook and Ettinger’s Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is a 3M National Teaching Fellow, Canada’s highest recognition for postsecondary educators. His hobbies include languages, travel, and as a proud Newfoundland dog owner, cleaning up hair and drool.

Bianca Hettlich
Bianca Hettlich
Vetsuisse Faculty
The University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Bianca Hettlich received her veterinary degree in 1999 in Munich, Germany. After graduation, she pursued surgical training at Texas A&M University and became board certified with the ACVS in 2006. She remained at A&M as clinical assistant professor in neurosurgery until 2008, after which she joined the orthopedic faculty at the Ohio State University and became tenured in 2014. While primarily performing orthopedic procedures, spinal biomechanics and stabilization procedures continued to be her clinical and research interest. In 2015, Dr. Hettlich joined the Small Animal Surgery Department at the Vetsuisse Faculty Bern, Switzerland, where she received tenure in 2018.

Lukas Kawalilak
Dr. Lukas Kawalilak
Pulse Veterinary Specialists and Emergency
Dr. Lukas Kawalilak graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following receiving his veterinary medicine degree, he spent two years at Washington State University completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a small animal radiology internship. He completed a veterinary diagnostic imaging residency in 2018 that included training at both the Michigan State University and Colorado State University. Thereafter, he successfully completed board certification in Veterinary Radiology in 2018. He continued as an assistant professor at Colorado State University until he decided to move back home to the Edmonton area. Dr. Lukas Kawalilak has a professional interest in abdominal ultrasound and investigated its use in determining normal renal size in neonatal dogs.

Mere Mere
Dr. Mere Mere
Associate Professor
North Carolina State Universiry
Nathan C. Nelson, DVM, MS, DACVR, is an associate professor of diagnostic imaging at North Carolina State University. He attended The Ohio State University for both undergraduate and veterinary education, followed by an internship at Michigan State University. He returned to Ohio State for diagnostic imaging residency and was fortunate to train with a wide variety of species using modern equipment. Following residency, he returned to Michigan State University to work as a radiologist for 9 years, prior to recently joining the faculty at North Carolina State University.

Anthony Pease
Dr. Anthony Pease
Chief Veterinary Medical Officer
Viticus Group
Dr Anthony Pease graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Then, after completed an equine internship at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia and a small animal internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Florida, he completed a diagnostic imaging residency at Cornell University. I became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and served as an assistant professor at North Carolina State University and a tenured Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He is a former President of ACVR, and currently their Director of Continuing Education for the ACVR. He is currently the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the Viticus Group (formerly known as WVC) and lectures extensively on diagnostic imaging in small and large animal as well as supervising hands-on laboratories on small animal and equine imaging.

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